MCAA 510 Principles of Coaching and Leadership
Kent Schlichtemeier is a teacher. He started his teaching career in 1978 teaching 6th-8th grades in Oxnard, CA.
After completing his Master's degree at Denver University in 1984, he continued his teaching career at the high school level in Orlando, FL. Kent served as a Professor in the School of Education at Concordia University Irvine from 1988-2003 where he mentored future teachers.
In addition to teaching at Concordia, Kent was the women's basketball coach until retiring in 1993 to pursue his doctorate degree. During the final two seasons of Kent's tenure as coach, the Lady Eagle Basketball team made two consecutive appearances at the NAIA National Basketball Tournament after winning the Golden State Athletic Conference Championships. Kent was voted the District Three NAIA Coach of the Year in 1992 and 1993 and was voted into the Concordia Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006.
In 1996, Kent completed his Ed.D. at UCLA in Educational Leadership. Kent served as a teacher and Assistant Principal at Orange Lutheran High School from 2003-2007 before returning to teach at Concordia University. Kent enjoys frequent opportunities to speak at sports banquets, school graduations, athletic camps, teacher conferences, and retreats. Kent and his wife Cindy, son Aaron, and daughter Kayla live in Irvine.
- MCAA Service: 6 years
- Number of Years in Education as Teacher/Coach: 35 years
- Honors/Awards: Teacher of the Year Honors (1983, 1985, 1990)
- NAIA GSAC Women’s Basketball Coach of the Year (1992, 1993)
- Concordia University Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee (Women’s Basketball Coach)
- Concordia University Nebraska Athletic Hall of Fame Inductee (1977 Soccer)